Posts tagged sterilization
Principles & Practices of Infection Control in Salons

Infection control in salons, barbershops, and nail salons is becoming an increasingly hot topic, in part, because of the government healthcare requirements that have been transferred to the salon industry by state regulatory boards. Salons surely don’t like the idea of having to “slow down” to clean up before they see their next client, however the sheer number of clients that come and go during the typical day can pose a risk to both clients and staff when it comes to transmission of disease and infection. Infection Control in salons is not necessarily a life-or-death issue, but has become a vital necessity due to the outbreak of a variety of infections that can be spread from one human to another.  Salons, barbershops, and spas are places of relaxation, so customers tend to be more laid back, but relaxation doesn’t mean your customers aren’t concerned about safety. The following infection control definitions should be understood and followed by all salons:

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The Differences Between Cleaning, Disinfection, and Sterilization

So often the terms cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization are used interchangeably. Sadly, this is a common misconception and it is very important for salon and spa operators to understand the differences. 

It is always critically important to safeguard the health of your employees and customers. Understanding the key differences between the three processes and the best methods to achieve them is a must for your operation. Let’s take a deeper look into the subject.

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